135+ Greatest Yoda Quotes For Massive Growth

Yoda has become one of the biggest icons of Star Wars since his introduction in The Empire Strikes Back. While he’s popular for various reasons such as his power, his personality and words of wisdom which resonate the most. This list of Yoda quotes compiles all the wisdom from his film appearances.

Grand Jedi Master Yoda is wise, disciplined, calm, thoughtful and at the same time funny and powerful. You can see more of him in the second trilogy teaching young Jedis at the Jedi Temple and other scenes were he eventually uses his power in battle. In the series, this character played an integral role in training Luke Skywalker, imparting his wisdom throughout the storyline and trains Luke Skywalker to fight against the Galactic Empire.

The Jedi Master Yoda’s legendary sayings are packed with knowledgeable and wise statements that do not only apply to the Star Wars universe but in real life as well. For this reason, you will get some insight from a selection of Yoda’s most powerful, inspiring, and wise quotes.

Legends never die, and greatest Star Wars quotes will overflow with important themes and lessons. Between Darth Vader’s famous lines, awesome Luke Skywalker quotes, and wisest Obi-Wan Kenobi quotes, all of them will help enrich your perspective.

Top 10 Yoda Quotes

“Train yourself to let go… of everything you fear to lose.” Jedi Master Yoda

“You will know when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.” Jedi Master Yoda

“You will find only what you bring in.” Jedi Master Yoda

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“To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. Give off light, or darkness, Padawan. Be a candle or the night.” Jedi Master Yoda

“Accept the challenge I do, Your Highness. Arrive by nightfall, I will.” Jedi Master Yoda

“Do or do not. There is no try.” Jedi Master Yoda

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“You must unlearn what you have learned.” Jedi Master Yoda

“Named must be your fear before banish it you can.” Jedi Master Yoda

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“The greatest teacher, failure is.” Jedi Master Yoda

“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” Jedi Master Yoda

There are many others such as funniest Princess Leia quotes, favorite Jabba the Hutt quotes, and Emperor Palpatine’s best quotes continue to resonate with us not only because of the humor but also due to the life-long lessons and wisdom the characters give.

Best Yoda Quotes

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. – Yoda

Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you, it will. – Yoda

Always pass on what you have learned. – Yoda

Grave danger you are in. Impatient you are. — Yoda

Patience you must have my young Padawan. – Yoda

In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way. – Yoda

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Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is. – Yoda

So certain were you. Go back and closer you must look. – Yoda

Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you. – Yoda

Feel the force! – Yoda

Truly wonderful the mind of a child is. – Yoda

Great warrior. Wars not make one great. – Yoda

Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship. – Yoda

The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the light, the future is. – Yoda

Control, control, you must learn control! – Yoda

On many long journeys have I gone. And waited, too, for others to return from journeys of their own. Some return; some are broken; some come back so different only their names remain. – Yoda

In our arrogance, join the conflict swiftly we did. – Yoda

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In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side. – Yoda

Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future. – Yoda

Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless. – Yoda

Secret, shall I tell you? Grand Master of Jedi Order am I. Won this job in a raffle I did, think you? ‘How did you know, how did you know, Master Yoda?’ Master Yoda knows these things. His job it is. – Yoda

To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are. – Yoda

Meditate on this I will. – Yoda

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Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view. – Yoda

Already know you that which you need. – Yoda

You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? A teacher Yoda is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink, like killers kill. – Yoda

Your weapons, you will not need them. – Yoda

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Too sure of themselves they are. – Yoda

Do not assume anything Obi-Wan. Clear your mind must be if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot. – Yoda

You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack. – Yoda

Much to learn you still have my old padawan. This is just the beginning. – Yoda

Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have. Twilight is upon me, soon night must fall. – Yoda

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When you look at the dark side, careful you must be. For the dark side looks back. – Yoda

Mind what you have learned. Save you it can. – Yoda

Smaller in number are we, but larger in mind. – Yoda

Your path you must decide. – Yoda

We must wake. – Yoda

Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice. – Yoda

If no mistake you have made, losing you are. A different game you should play. – Yoda

[Luke Skywalker:] I can’t believe it. [Yoda:] That is why you fail.”

A challenge lifelong it is, not to bend fear into anger. – Yoda

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Happens to every guy sometimes this does. – Yoda

Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things. – Yoda

Only the Dark Lord of the Sith knows of our weakness. If informed the senate is, multiply our adversaries will. – Yoda

Stay for some soup you must. – Yoda

Through the Force, things you will see. Other places. The future… the past. Old friends long gone. – Yoda

I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience. – Yoda

Decide you must, how to serve them best. If you leave now, help them you could; but you would destroy all for which they have fought, and suffered. – Yoda

The fear of loss is a path to the Dark Side. – Yoda

If you end your training now, if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did, you will become an agent of evil. – Yoda

So great life is, to finish it no way there is. The more you would enter into it, the vaster would be the possibilities that open their doors. – Yoda

Judge me by my size, do you? – Yoda

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Hmm. To a dark place this line of thought will carry us. Great care we must take. – Yoda

Silence is not simply calmness or quietude. Over all words and thoughts it implies transcendence. A state of beyond, a state of pervasive peace, it denotes. – Yoda

Let go of fear, and loss cannot harm you. – Yoda

The more we learn, the more we discover how much we do not know. – Yoda

You fail because you don’t believe. – Yoda

Out of acceptance comes wisdom. Not an acquirement wisdom is, not knowledge wisdom is, not information. This quality of tremendous acceptance is wisdom. – Yoda

A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack. – Yoda

Wars not make one great. – Yoda

In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are. – Yoda

Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is. – Yoda

A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. – Yoda

Motivational Master Yoda Quotes

Yoda: “A Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger. Fear. Aggression. The dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow. Quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.”
Luke: “Vader… Is the dark side stronger?”
Yoda: “No! No…no. Quicker. Easier. More seductive.”
Luke: “But how am I to know the good side from the bad?”
Yoda: “You will know, when you are calm. At peace. Passive.”

No longer certain, that one ever does win a war, I am. For in fighting the battles, the bloodshed, already lost we have. Yet, open to us a path remains. That unknown to the Sith is. Through this path, victory we may yet find. Not victory in the Clone Wars, but victory for all time.

“Padawan, thousands of Jedi once there were. Then came war. In our arrogance, join the conflict swiftly we did. Fear, anger, hate. Consumed by the dark side, the Jedi were.”

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Waitress: “Anything else?”
Yoda: “Yes. We would like our meal comped.”
Waitress: “Your meal will be comped.”
Mace Windu: “Stop that! What happened to only using the Force for knowledge and defense?”
Yoda: “I was. Defending my wallet I was from the evil price hikes.”
―Yoda, using the Force correctly, from a certain point of view

“No. Not yet. One thing remains. Vader. You must confront Vader. Then, only then, a Jedi will you be. And confront him you will.”

“When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not.” Return of the Jedi

Yoda: “Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed that is.”
Anakin: “What must I do, Master Yoda?”
Yoda: “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.”
―Yoda and Anakin Skywalker, discussing premonitions of the loss of Padmé

Luke: “Master Yoda, are you content? You’ve been alone for so long…”
Yoda: “Alone? No. Always the past to keep me company. The creatures on the planet, and the Force. And now you. Annoying though you may be.”

“In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.”

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Luke: “I don’t want your help. I want my lamp back. I’m gonna need it to get out of this slimy mudhole.”
Yoda: “Mudhole? Slimy? My home this is!”
―Luke Skywalker and Yoda, meeting for the first time on Dagobah

“Hmm. Darker the coming storm grows. I fear the dark cloud of the Sith shrouds us all.”

“Luke, when gone am I… the last of the Jedi will you be. Luke, the Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned, Luke. There is… another… Sky… walker.”

“Wrong? Hmm. A long time, fought I did. Consumed by fear, I was, though see it I did not.”

Luke: “There’s something not right here. I feel cold… death.”
Yoda: “That place is strong with the dark side of the Force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go.”
Luke: “What’s in there?”
Yoda: “Only what you take with you.”
―Luke Skywalker, training with Yoda

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“Remember, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware anger, fear, and aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Luke… do not underestimate the powers of the Emperor or suffer your father’s fate you will.”

“Use your feelings, Obi-Wan, and find him you will.”

Dooku: “What do you want? Tell me what you want and I will show you how the dark side can help you achieve it. Do you want friends? The dark side can compel them for you. Lovers? The dark side understands passion in a way you never have. Do you want riches—endless life—deep wisdom…?”
Yoda: “I want… I want a rose.”
―Dooku and Yoda

Sidious: “I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend. At last, the Jedi are no more.”
Yoda: “Not if anything to say about it I have!”
―Darth Sidious and Yoda, just before Yoda sends Sidious flying across the room

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“Like fire across the galaxy, the Clone Wars spread. In league with the wicked Count Dooku, more and more planets slip. Against this threat, upon the Jedi Knights falls the duty to lead the newly formed army of the Republic. And as the heat of war grows, so, too, grows the prowess of one most gifted students of the Force.”

“Faith in your new apprentice, misplaced may be. As is your faith in the dark side of the Force.”

Yoda: “Like a river, the Force flows through you. Learned much you have, in these past three months. And more quickly than any student I have taught before.”
Leia: “Even my father?”
Yoda: “Strong was the Force with Anakin, before he became Vader. Yet impatient and stubborn he was. Constantly pushing to excel beyond his ability. More sublime, your approach has been.” [Leia kills a swamp slug that sprays water everywhere] “Yet learned you have not the hazards of using a superheated blade against a foe made mainly of water.”
―Yoda, during the training of Leia Organa, in an alternate timeline

“Mine, or I will help you not!”

“Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future…”

“At an end your rule is, and not short enough it was!”

“I was not strong enough to defeat him. Like his master before him, be destroyed, he must.”

“Lost a planet Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing…”

“Good relations with the Wookiees, I have.”

“Not if anything to say about it I have”

“[Speaking about Luke and Leia Skywalker] Save them we must. They are our last hope.”

“Put a shield on my saber I must”

“I have many children, as you seek you may find that this is the last one till he must die before he must reach the becoming of mankind. Many men have failed but I have surpassed their expectation of being a Jedi master.”

“Younglings, younglings gather ’round.”

“Pain, suffering, and death I feel. Something terrible has happened. Young Skywalker is in pain. Terrible pain”

Luke: “I don’t believe it.”
Yoda: “That is why you fail.”
―Luke Skywalker and Yoda, after Yoda lifts the X-wing with the Force

“Not victory , Obi-Wan. The shroud of the Dark Side has fallen. Begun, this Clone War has.”

“The boy you trained, gone he is. Consumed by Darth Vader.”

“If so powerful you are… why leave?”

“If into the security recordings you go, only pain will you find.” Yoda to Obi-Wan

Dooku: “Why not do it the easy way, Master?”
Yoda: “Because it is easy.”
―Dooku and Yoda, on using the Force for simple tasks

“Joined the Dark Side Dooku has. Lies, deceit, creating mistrust are his ways now.”

“Stopped they must be; on this all depends. Only a fully-trained Jedi Knight, with the Force as his ally, will conquer Vader and his Emperor.”

“Not if anything to say about it I have”

Yoda: “Help you I can. Yes, mmm.”
Luke: “I don’t think so. I’m looking for a great warrior.”
Yoda: “Oh! Great warrior. Wars not make one great.”
―Yoda and Luke Skywalker, meeting on Dagobah

“Blind we are, if creation of this clone army we could not see.”

“Looking? Found someone you have, eh?”

“Cover up this discovery we must. No one, not even the Chancellor, may know. Valiant men, the clones have proven to be. Saved my life and yours they have many times. Believe in them we must. Win the war swiftly we must, before our enemy’s designs reach completion, whatever they may be.”

“[Luke Skywalker:] What’s in there? [Yoda:] Only what you take with you.”

Yoda: “Each act, you see, is like a fossil, preserved in the Force, as – aiee! Stop! Stop! Eating this, I am!”
Droid: “This bowl contains a substance my sensors cannot identify as food. Please wait here, and I will bring you one of today’s specials.”
―Yoda and Kitchen Droid

“No! Unfortunate that you rushed to face him… that incomplete was your training. That… not ready for the burden were you.”

“Early must I rise. Leave now you must!”

Obi-Wan: “I must admit, without the clones, it would not have been a victory.”
Yoda: “Victory? Victory, you say? Master Obi-Wan, not a victory. The shroud of the Dark Side has fallen. Begun, the Clone War has.”
―Yoda, to Obi-Wan Kenobi, before the Clone Wars

“Dangerous and disturbing this puzzle is. Only a Jedi could have erased those files. But who, and why, harder to answer. Meditate on this I will.”

“Away put your weapon. I mean you no harm.”

Luke: “Master Yoda, you can’t die.”
Yoda: “Strong am I with the Force, but not that strong. Twilight is upon me, and soon night must fall. That is the way of things. The way of the Force.”
―Luke Skywalker and Yoda

“Yes. Yes. A flaw more and more common among Jedi. Too sure of themselves they are. Even the older, more experienced ones.”
“If no mistake have you made, yet losing you are… a different game you should play”

“Around the survivors a perimeter create.”

“Into exile I must go. Failed, I have.”

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Some Facts About Yoda

What was Yoda’s original name?

Yoda’s full name as being “Minch Yoda”

Who played Yoda?

Frank Oz Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Tom Kane Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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Who modeled after Yoda?

He modeled after Albert Einstein

Is Yoda played by a real person?

Nope. Yoda voiced by Frank Oz but generally it is a mechanical being. Although in the old films yoda was a puppet. But the new movies it was digital animation

What is Yoda’s catchphrase?

“Fear is the path to the dark side.” and “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”